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Tennis courts construction pushed back

Junior Alyssa Barth hits a ball during a match against Benilde-St. Margaret's Sept. 21. According to Barth, she is not wearing her Park team uniform because of the cold weather.

Kate Schneider

September 27, 2018

After an unforeseen discovery, the tennis courts renovation has been pushed back to after the girls’ tennis season, according to David Breitenbucher. According to coach David Breitenbucher, the current tennis courts are in very bad condition with cracks and other issues. “They have cracks on ...

Football preps for Homecoming game

Senior, Brendon Johnson-Snyder tackles junior, Alex knoll in their third game of the season on Sept. 14th in against Holy Angels in Richfeild. Park lost 7-28 and their next game will be

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

September 20, 2018

In the week leading up to Park’s homecoming game against Richfield, senior Jake Olson said  the team’s strong focus on bringing home a win has been leading to successful practices. “We’ve increased the intensity this week and have had good practices,” Olson said. “We’ve stayed focused...

Football team works toward another successful season

Juniors Jacob Brown and Cole Ewald practice drills during football practice Aug. 24. The team's next game is  at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 against Robbinsdale Cooper at the high school stadium.

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

August 31, 2018

After making it to State for the first time in St. Louis Park history in 2017, according to Defensive Coordinator Jason Foster, the varsity football team is working hard to ensure another outstanding season. Although last year was one of their best seasons yet, according to Foster, there are still impr...

Girls’ volleyball wins first match of the season

Sophomore Hannah Howell serves the ball to opponent during first match against Minneapolis Washburn on August 23. They won 3-0.

Rachel Salzer and Sophie Olmen

August 31, 2018

According to girls’ volleyball head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, winning the first match of the season in three straight sets was great for the team. “I think we did awesome,” Meierotto-Simon said. “Just to start the season winning 3-0, that’s pretty huge especially since we’re so y...

Fall captains gain leadership skillsets

Racquel Fhima

December 13, 2017

After attending the first session of captains training, sophomore volleyball captain Makaila Winward reflected positively on her experiences. “I was the youngest fall captain and I think it was a really good building for the years to come to be a captain,” Winward said. “It was really fun. ...

Parkettes increase in number

Sophmore Parkette Kypri Cepeda-Johnson does the splits while performing for the first time at the pep fest. The Parkettes have acquired new members and recently designed new apparel.

Ruby Stillman

December 11, 2017

When former Parkettes and current co-directors Faith Schway and Marcia Brucciani set out to bring back the Park dance team, they said they were determined to accomplish their goal and feel pleased with the team’s success so far. “There have been four or five attempts to try and start the group back up, an...

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Sophomore Hattie Kugler swims the 100 yard breststroke at State Nov. 17. Kuegler finished with a time of 1:06.96.

Sophie Yarosh

November 25, 2017

As sophomore Hattie Kugler reflected on her final high school meet of the season, she said the team’s support at State encouraged her throughout the meet. “(The meet) was pretty good. We had a lot of cheering, and our team really came together like it did at Sections,” Kugler said. Coach...

Girls’ tennis selects new captains

Junior Sidney Hosfield, sophomore Racquel Fhima and Junior Susi Hu at the tennis banquet Oct. 25. The three players received flowers after they were notified that they were chosen as captains for the 2018 season.

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna duSaire

November 17, 2017

As sophomore Racquel Fhima looks forward to being one of three captains for next years tennis season, she said each of the captains contribute something different to the team. During the end of season banquet Racquel Fhima, junior Susi Hu and junior Sydney Hosfield were selected to be captains for the...

Cross country team votes for 2018 captains

Cross country captains for next year's 2018 season pose for a photo together. From left to right are sophomore Carissa Prestholdt, junior Cece Schmelzle, sophomore Kaia Myers, junior Creston Halstead and sophomore Carter Rost.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

November 17, 2017

As the cross country season ends, captain Kaia Myers said a good captain must be able to be on top of their work and have exceptional  communication skills. “You need to be very organized. Running in the summer is very important so that is something the captains have to organize before the coaches ...

eSports team created

eSports team created

Jacob Stillman

November 16, 2017

When eSports team adviser Jacob Utities heard of other schools that were participating in competitive video gaming, he decided to bring it to Park. “I came up with it last year, I heard another school had a ‘League of Legends’ team, so then I was going to put it together and turns out there is...

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